For nearly 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range at eil.com
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive (Super rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition! XDAP-93156).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese first press 7-track LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl has only a fewlight signs of play SOPL-239).
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- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 16-Apr-2021 11:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle (1973 UK first issue 7-track LP on the plain orange label, including some of Springsteen's best work with tracks such as '4th Of July' & the anthemic 'Rosalita', picture sleeve with company catalogue inner. The sleeve shows light wear, whilst the vinyl has just a few scuffs leaving it Excellent. A timeless classic! CBS65780)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. - red label - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 13:31)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The USA (1984 UK 12-track vinyl LP on the red CBS label, including the hit singles Dancing In The Dark, Glory Days and his classic title track. The picture sleeve has a little shelfwear evident but comes with the illustrated inner and lyric insert while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-Mar-2021 15:13)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Original 1978 UK graduated orange label 10-track LP, complete with album credits inner & lyric insert. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with just the odd faint hairline not affecting play)
- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - Grey Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $67.99, €55.99 (New Item) (arrived 19-Mar-2021 10:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track 3-sided 2-LP set with the fourth side etched, pressed on 140-gram Grey Vinyl and exclusive to independent record stores. A rock album fuelled by the E Street Band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, recorded at Bruce's home studio in New Jersey, and his first with the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes. Produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker and 16-page booklet inside, factory sealed from new)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2021 08:24)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1975 UK first issue 8-track LP on the graduated orange label, gatefold picture sleeve with misprinted 'John' Landau credit on the reverse instead of 'Jon'. The sleeve shows only light shelfwear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - Complete - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2021 08:55)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double vinyl LP, including Hungry Heart & Independence Day, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with illustrated inners, discography insert & fold-out lyric sheet. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2021 16:51)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Early 1980s UK red label issue 10-track LP of the 1978 album, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with Nice Price inner, lyric insert and back catalogue insert. The sleeve only light edgewear and the vinyl is in near mint condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £19.99, $27.19, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 15:48)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (2018 UK 12-track 2-LP set , his eighth studio album originally released in 1987,remastered for the first time on Heavyweight Vinyl and expanded across two discs to maximise audio quality; housed in a wide spine single pocket picture sleeve with printed inners. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new'condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - Black Vinyl Etched - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $40.79, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 16:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track Three Sided 2-LP set pressed on 140 Gram Black Vinyl with the fourth side etched. A rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, recorded athis home studio in New Jersey, and Bruce's Twentieth studio album, and is his first with the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour, produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig; housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with transparent inners and 16 Page booklet. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new'condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 10:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1981 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single on the graduated orange CBS label, also includes Independence Day. Both the vinyl and classic picture sleeve remain in near 'as new' condition A1179)